Ricky Gervais reacts to dropping Twitter blue checkmark

Ricky Gervais has commented on dropping his blue checkmark on Twitter, following the removing of verification checkmarks from all legacy accounts on the platform on April 20, besides for many who paid for a Twitter Blue subscription. This transformation has prompted numerous leisure figures to share their ideas, together with Gervais who joked, “My blue tick has gone. I’m unsure if I’m actually me or not”. Filmmaker Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie, additionally spoke out, mentioning the potential for impersonation of celebrities on the web site. Others, resembling William Shatner and Jack Black, have expressed concern over Twitter Blue’s pay-to-verify characteristic. Twitter was acquired by Musk in 2022 and he has said that Twitter Blue will “supply subscribers a approach to improve and customise their Twitter expertise”.

If a man comes on-line tomorrow utilizing my identify, carrying a doggo avatar however with no blue tick… they usually’re posting nonsensical ramblings about US & UK politics between dad jokes…
nicely it’s in all probability nonetheless me, actually. https://t.co/2l2R2Lh6o9

— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) April 20, 2023

I too discover EM a manipulative, papyrus-skinned bully & yet-
The sudden blossoming of Twitter space-experts shitting on what SpaceX achieved at this time, how they are going to study from it & not understanding how Starship will massively speed up humanity’s exploration of house… annoy me.

— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) April 20, 2023

If you consider all of the extremely laborious working, good folks and concepts that come collectively to make a House X or a Tesla work, and know that each one of that will get dismissed as a result of Elon is an enormous bellend…
Irritating. https://t.co/ZhJslPs7aa

— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) April 20, 2023